Daoist Temple Architectural Support Carving

China

71x60cm or (28x23.6cm)

DESCRIPTION

This beautifully carved figure of a spiritual being riding an elaborate dragon was a part of architectural support from a Daoist Temple in China. You can see the square place below the left hand where a beam of wood had gone in to fit into a larger structure, likely in the interior corner of a temple or shrine.

A knowledgeable Asian Art expert told me that the deity figure is wearing Ming-era clothing. The Ming dynasty officially was the ruling dynasty of China from 1368 to 1644.

You can see the skill of the artist with the finely carved deity figure & dragon both highly animated and with traces of the original thick lacquer-based pigments.


CONDITION

Provenance

The Todd Barlin Collection of Asian Art

DATE

Dimensions

71x60cm or (28x23.6cm)

PRICE

PRICE ON REQUEST

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